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Engle Homes listens to buyers, adds options

Special Sections correspondent
Published:   |   Updated: March 22, 2013 at 09:02 PM

The customer is right again.

Many of the new features in the 14 home designs recently introduced by Engle Homes in Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club are there because home buyers said they wanted them. New customers seem eager to get their hands on these new options, too, says Lauren Arcaro, director of sales and marketing for Engle Homes.

"We listened to our buyers and included their suggested changes, upgrades and features in our newest home designs," Arcaro says. "We must have done well because we are getting lots of compliments on these designs and our newest customers are thrilled with the details. And along with superb style and fresh new designs, Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club boasts one of the best lifestyles in the Bay area, with the amenities to prove it."

The Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club is an active-adult community in south Pasco County set on 730 acres of rolling hills dotted with nature preserves.

Among the new options are larger windows to enjoy the views of the golf course and conservation areas as well as a golf-cart garage along with a standard two-car garage.

"Our residents made it quite clear that they would love a special place to park their golf carts," Arcaro says.

Other key features include floor plans with centralized great rooms, larger master suites, covered lanais and pavers on the driveways, entries and back lanai areas.

"The great-room plans are perfect for entertaining and the expanded master suite includes a bathroom that seems more like a spa, with walk-in showers with bench seats," Arcaro adds.

If these features alone don't entice potential home buyers, maybe a sale will.

"Right now, we are offering half off on the golf-course home sites," Arcaro says.

All 14 new designs can be found in the final phase of Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club.

"When this section is done, the community is complete," Arcaro says.

There are three new patio home designs being offered by Engle Homes in the Pelican Strand neighborhood. The homes provide 1,443 to 1,724 square feet of living space and are priced from $160,000.

Executive homes in the Sanctuary offer 1,771 to 2,100 square feet of living space and are priced from the low $200,000s.
The Estate series has four new designs, which are in the Clubhouse Preserve neighborhood. Featuring 2,100 to 2,477 square feet of living space, the homes are priced from $250,000.

Amenities at Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club are plentiful and residents have access to an 18-hole championship golf course and a 9-hole executive course.

There's also a full-time social director who coordinates more than 40 programs for residents, including sewing, photography, bicycling, ceramics and group outings.

A 15,000-square-foot clubhouse provides space for watching football and weekly movies. There also are lighted shuffleboard and tennis courts and a heated swimming pool and spa.

The Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club is at 11500 Old Tampa Bay Drive in San Antonio. To reach the community, take Interstate 75 to Exit 285 (State Road 52) and drive west for a quarter mile; the entrance is on the left.

Models are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

For information, call (352) 588-2377 or visit www.englehomes.com.

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